Evgenia Psarrou

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Our aim was to assess the seroprevalence of Chlamydophila (Cd) abortus (Chlamydia psittaci serotype 1), denoted ovine enzootic abortion (OEA), in the Swiss sheep population. A competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA) was adapted for the investigation of pooled serum samples (pool approach) and receiver-operator characteristic (ROC) analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate a competitive ELISA (cELISA) specific for detection of antibodies to abortion strains of Chlamydia psittaci and C pecorum that is based on monoclonal antibodies against the 2 segments. PROCEDURA: Monoclonal antibodies were screened for binding to ELISA plates coated with elementary bodies, and were selected on the basis of(More)
Ovine enzootic abortion (OEA) resulting from infection of sheep and goats with Chlamydophila abortus is of major economic importance worldwide. Over the last 50 years the serological diagnosis of infection has been based mainly on the complement fixation test (CFT), which lacks both sensitivity and specificity because of cross-reactive antibodies to other(More)
Two commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), the CHEKIT-CHLAMYDIA which uses inactivated Chlamydophila psittaci antigen, and the Chlamydophila abortus ELISA produced by the Institut Pourquier which uses a recombinant fragment of the 80-90 kDa protein, were evaluated with the objective to determine whether the new ELISAs would perform as(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention and control of ovine enzootic abortion (OEA) can be achieved by application of a live vaccine. In this study, five sheep flocks with different vaccination and infection status were serologically tested using a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA) specific for Chlamydophila (Cp.) abortus over a two-year time period. (More)
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We have identified the gene product of locus 766 in the transmembrane head region (TMH/Inc-region) in the Chlamydophila abortus genome by using mass spectrometry and a monoclonal antibody that reacted with the inclusion membrane. The identified protein at 32 kDa, termed Inc766, formed highly stable oligomers when solubilized in the absence of(More)
Protective monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to the major outer membrane protein (MOMP) of species of the family Chlamydiaceae, which is the primary vaccine candidate antigen, recognize nonlinear epitopes conferred by the oligomeric conformation of the molecule. Protective MAbs failed to recognize oligomeric MOMP of the variant strain LLG, which bears amino acid(More)
Chlamydophila abortus is of major economic importance worldwide as one of the principal causes of abortion in sheep. Serological diagnosis of infection by the complement fixation test (CFT) is complicated by false positive reactions resulting from cross-reactive antibodies to Chlamydophila pecorum. To improve diagnosis an indirect enzyme-linked(More)
Antigenic profiles of mono-, bi- and poly-specific monoclonal antibodies against 90 kDa polymorphic outer-membrane proteins (POMPs) and a 105 kDa POMP-related protein of Chlamydophila abortus ATCC VR 656(T), after one- and two-dimensional electrophoretic analysis, helped identify each one of the triplets POMP 90, 91A and 91B, and a POMP-related protein at(More)